UMBERGER, EDNA MAE Born in Britton, South Dakota, March 15, 1916. Edna was promoted to glory October 29, 2001. Friends are invited to attend services at The New Hope Church (4401 A St., Sacramento) at 11:00 am, Friday, November 2, 2001. Private interment was held at Camellia Memorial Lawn. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations be made to The Salvation Army. Arrangements entrusted to Evergreen Memorial of Sacramento, 424-3503.
VILES, BERTA T. In Jackson on October 29, 2001. Beloved wife of the late Clifford R. Viles, who passed away in 1992. Loving mother of Joan Dooley (Bob), Eveline Paris (Ray), Raymond Viles (Tami), Lorrain Coones, Teresa Reed (Scott), the late Jacqueline Fisher, Richard R. Viles, and Richard Viles; Loved grandmother of 18, great grandmother of 6, and great-great grandmother of 2. Dearest sister Maria Ballauf of Munich, Germany; She is also survived by her nephew Douglas Viles. She was a native of Germany, a resident of North Highlands from 1956 to 2000 and most recently lived in Jackson, CA. She was a longtime member of the VFW Auxiliary and the Church of Christ. She was 77 years of age. Friends are welcome to attend services at East Lawn Mortuary, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento on Sunday, November 4, 2001 at 2:00 PM. Interment will follow. Remembrances may be made to the Parkinson's Institute in her name.
JAMES WRIGHT Age 85 of Sacramento, California. Died October 24th, 2001, at the home of his son and daughter in law, Dr. James Wright Wells, Jr. and Dr. Patricia Will Wells in the company of the family he loved. He fought epic battles with Lymphoma beginning in 1973 and through many courses of chemotherapy and multiple surgical procedures continued to enjoy a remarkably satisfactory quality of life, thanks to his gifted and inspired physicians We express our appreciation for the care of Dr. Edward Lynch, Dr. David Harrison, Dr. Frank Boutin, Dr. Stanley Chew and Dr. Terry Cobb whom he felt were truly renaissance men. Born in Schenectady, NY on July 18, 1916 to Milton H. Wells and Cynthia Steers Wells MD, he graduated from Phillips Andover Academy in 1932, Syracuse University in 1936, and Harvard Business School in 1938 Although working with draft deferred status he insisted on going to war and was a naval commissioned officer in the Pacific from 1944 to 1946. He married Elizabeth Anne Higley, having two children James Wright Wells Jr,, 1944, and Anne Timmons Wells, 1947. He set high standards and encouraged them in the pursuit of their educations, goals, and dreams. They will remain eternally grateful for his support. His greatest joys were two grand children, Colin Wells, 29, and Whitney Wells, 21. His grace, charm, and wisdom flowed naturally into them, his legacy to his family and friends present and not yet born. He was preceded in death by his brother Hewitt S. Wells and his sister Carolyn W. Turnbull with whom he will share his final resting place in NY. His relationship with nephew Frank M. Wells of Ogden, Utah had special meaning and was a wellspring of strength especially in the final months. We all grieve; his death brings sorrow and loneliness too difficult to bear. But, tucked away where it could not be missed he left us a quotation from The Praetorian. His epitaph will read thus: "Life is eternal and love is immortal and what we call death is only the horizon beyond which we cannot see." At his request, the body of James Wright Wells will be returned to dust and ashes for later interment in Schenectady, NY. Any remembrances should be directed to Sutter Hospice (454-6536) whose care and support were invaluable to us all
WILLS, DONALD FRANCIS 54, of Hollister, Ca., passed away on October 26, 2001. Born on July 20, 1947 in Lawrence, Ma., he was raised in Methuen, Ma. Mr. Wills served in the United States Army as a guided missile mechanic during the Vietnam Era. He was an Honor graduate from the University of Phoenix receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. He worked as an analyst and business manager at United Technologies Corp. for the past 18 years. Don was an avid golfer who especially enjoyed conquering Poppy Hills Golf Course. He also enjoyed a good game of "Wolf". His hobbies included tending to his flowers and vegetable garden, cooking, walking the beach at the dunes of Pajaro, and listening to nature. He is survived by his loving companion Diane Darnell, of Gilroy, Ca. His parents Bertram and Theresa Wills of Haverhill, Ma. Twin brother Dennis Wills and Jane Kennedy of Leominister, Ma., brother Douglas Wills and Terry Wigen of Sacramento, Ca., sister Eileen Wills and Keith McIntyre of Methuen, Ma., daughter Sherri Shedd of Derry, NH., son Kevin Wills of Kaneohe, Hi., grandson Nathan Shedd of Derry, NH. Beloved friend of the McIntyre Clan. He was also the brother of the late Gary Wills. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 2, 2001 at the Mission of San Juan Bautista, Ca. at 2:00 pm. A gathering of friends will take place at 3:00 pm at Jardines De San Juan in San Juan Bautista, Ca. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, and Odyssey HealthCare of Santa Clara County.
WINTERBERGER, CHARLES L. In Carmichael, October 28, 2001. Loving husband of Oleva Winterberger of Carmichael. Loving father of Ona Jones of Chico, CA, Charles "Chuck" Winterberger and wife Marla of Sacramento, Tessa Winterberger and husband Greg Olson of Oakland, CA, and Sybil McWalters and husband David of Sacramento. Adored grandfather of Joel and Jason Schafer, Laura Winterberger, and Tess and Matthew McWalters. Devoted brother of Carolyn Bradley of Junction, IL, and Marjorie Barnett of Equality, IL. Preceded in death by a sister Gwendolyn Berry. A.native of Junction, IL., aged 84 years. Mr. Winterberger served as a pilot in the US Air Force for over 25 years. He was a member of El Camino Baptist Church in Sacramento and a life long member of the Mason's. Friends are invited for visitation on Thursday, Novembner 1, 2001, from 4-8PM at El Camino Baptist Church, 2805 Al Camino Ave., Sacto. The funeral service will be held on Priday, November 2, 2001 at 10:00 AM at El Camino Baptist Church. Interment with military honors will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Park in Fair Oaks. Arrangements are under the direction of the Nightingale-Gilmore Funeral Chapel in Sacramento.
YOGI, CHIYO Born March 25, 1910 in Maui, passed away October 30, 2001 in Roseville, CA. Wife of her late husband Tatsusei Yogi. Beloved mother of Amy E. Toy of Stockton, Takashi Yogi of Santa Cruz, Sachi Wilson of Granite Bay and Robert T. Yogi of Citrus Heights. Devoted and loving grandmother of Stephanie A. Toy, Brent A. Wilson, E. Spencer Toy and Jaime A. Wilson. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Chiyo was a devoted member of the Japanese Seventh Day Adventist Church of Sacramento. Chiyo was known by most people as "Grandma". She survived many hardships throughout her long life but only showed love, support and joy to those around her. She was an avid gardener and had a wonderful sense of humor. Most of all she always accepted people as they were and strived to help them any way she could. All those whom she touched will miss her dearly. As per her request, a private service will be held for family members only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent on her behalf to: Japanese SDA Church, 4040 49th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95823.
BLACK, MARILYN JOYCE Passed away October 26, 2001 in Riverside, CA at the age of 71 years. Loving mother of Linda Zummo of Riverside, CA and Kathy Phillips of Farnington, UT. Dear sister of Frances Markiza of Cerritos, CA. Devoted grandmother of 6 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Mrs. Black lived in Placerville from 1980-1995, she was a member of Apple Jack's and Jill's Square Dance Club in Placerville. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 2:30 P.M. in Riverside National Cemetery
Stage Area No. 6. She will be reunited with her beloved husband Billy B. Black who passed away July 1999. Arrangements Entrusted To The Care Of AKES FAMILY FUNERAL HOME , Riverside, CA (909) 785-4071.
BONNALLIE, LORAL "BO" Born December 31, 1914 in Mt. Vernon, Washington. Passed away October 21, 2001 in Roseville, California. He was a collector extraordinaire, and a member of the Fleet Reserve Association. His wife, Beulah M. Roberts-Bonnallie, survives him. Friends are invited to visitation Friday, November 2, 4:00-8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 3, 2:00 PM in the Church of the Valley at Mount Vernon Mortuary, 8201 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks, California.
COE, MYRTLE Born August 1, 1908, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, peacefully passed away on October 23, 2001, at the age of 93. Myrtle was preceded in death by a daughter Carol Jean and her beloved husband of 53 years, Churchill. She is survived by her sister Lorraine Albert of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, three sons and daughters in-law, Jim and Lee Coe of Sacramento, California, Don and Marylou Coe of Traverse City, Michigan, and Richard and Judy Coe of Tullahoma, Tennessee, eight grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren. Myrtle was a long time resident of Greenwich, Connecticut where she worked for the Department of Public Works and was active in PTA, Boy Scouts, and the Women's Club. She was a member of the Second Congregational Church in Greenwich and was active in various church activities including Act II. For the past seven years she had resided in Sacramento at the Crosswood Oaks Retirement Community. Loved by all, Myrtle will be fondly remembered by her family for her graciousness and steadfastness. Her family will gather for a memorial graveside service at the Newington Center Cemetery
in Newington, Connecticut, as per her request. Remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association.
COTRELL, JIM Born August 20, 1920 in Barnard, Montana. He lived in Sacramento most of his life and died October 23, 2001. Preceded in death by his first wife of 24 years, Yolanda Cotrell, and also wife Margaret Cotrell, and son-in- law Tom Light and nephew Jeff Parrot. He is survived by his daughter, Betty Jean Odbert (John), a grandson Tom Light, and a great granddaughter, Christina Light. Dear brother of Harry Cotrell and a sister in law, Lena Perrot. Also survived by nephews Jim (Kim), Tim (Deb), a niece Deb (Cary), and many great nieces and nephews, and his best friend Andy. Jim loved traveling in his motor home and enjoyed all his friends. An inurnment service will be held Wednesday, October 31, 2001 at 3pm at EAST LAWN MEMORIAL PARK 43rd and Folsom Blvd., Sacramento.
DONOGHUE, AUGUSTINE "GUS" - A memorial service will be held for Gus at St. Ignatius Church on the campus of the University of San Francisco, Fulton and Parker Streets on Saturday, November 10th at 10AM
ENOS, TWILA GEORGENE In Sacramento, CA October 24, 2001. Wife of the late Louis John Enos. Mother of Minnie Enos, Benna Plemmons, Franklin Enos (wife Debbie) and George Enos (wife Norma). Grandmother of Vences Aragon, Joel, Adam, David, Angela and Laura Enos. Sister of Dixie Krueger, Ura Mae Hedgecock and Joseph Purvine. A native of Okmulgee, OK aged 86 years. Twila enjoyed her family, reading and travel. She was a member of Florin United Methodist Church and California Teachers Association. Friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service 10:30 AM Friday, November 2, 2001 at the GEORGE L. KLUMPP CHAPEL OF FLOWERS , Riverside Boulevard & 2nd Avenue. Visitation Thursday from 1:00 PM to 8: 00 PM at the funeral home.
GRAY, SANDRA STONE Passed away on October 26, 2001. Beloved wife of Frank Gray. Loved daughter of Thelma J. Stone and John C. Stone. Loving mother of Benjamin Thomas James and grandmother of Benjamin Lee James. Also survived by two sisters and two brothers. Sandra was an Optician for Dr. Peter Klem OD. Friends and family knew her for her compassion & generosity and love of animals. She was a member of the Citrus Heights Dog Club named "POOCH". A native of Sacramento. Age 52 years. Family and friends are welcome to attend Memorial Services Tuesday, October 30th at 1:00 pm at NICOLETTI, CULJIS & HERBERGER , 5401 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento CA.
HARDING, JAMES WILLIAM In Sacramento on October 27, 2001. Beloved father of Jimmy Harding, Carrie Cathalifaud & Staci Stenroos. Cherished grandfather of Stephanie Kelsey, Melanie Harding, Scott Stenroos, Alexander Cathalifaud, Audrie Cathalifaud, Robert Craddick, Loraine Craddick, Stacy Craddick, Sherry Craddick, and Thomas Craddick. Great grandfather of 7. Sweetheart of Dee Aston. A native of Sacramento aged 66 years. Friends are welcome to attend a memorial service on Friday November 2, 2001 at 2PM at EAST LAWN MORTUARY, 5757 Greenback Lane.
HARRIS, MARY LEE GERBICH Age 76, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2001, after a short illness related to carcinoma, at Sutter General Hospital. Born November 14, 1924, in Highland Boy, Bingham Canyon, Utah, to Bude and Staka Gerbich. She worked for Pacific Bell in Sacramento for over 30 years. She was a volunteer at Mercy Hospital for 30 years. Preceded in death by her parents, sister Mildred and brothers Pete and Robert. Survived by sisters Anna Lisnich, Roseville, CA; Dorothy Kenner, New York City; brother Mike Gerbich, Midvale, Utah; many nieces and nephews, and long-time close friend Ernestina Rosenthal and daughter Kim Ismail. Friends are welcome for visitation Tuesday, October 30th, from 12pm to 7pm and are invited to attend Funeral Services on Wednesday, October 31st at 11:30am, all at NICOLETTI, CULJIS & HERBERGER, 5401 Folsom Blvd. Entombment, East Lawn Cemetery. Remembrances may be made to American Cancer Society.
HEDDING JR., WALTER W. Born July 17, 1919 in Chicago, IL, passed away October 28, 2001. He was a longtime resident of Sacramento for 65 years. Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Gladys, and his daughter, Loel (Moore) Hedding. Beloved father of Nina Fenton and husband Fred, and Walter W. Hedding III. Special grandfather of Fred Fenton Jr. and wife Jeannine, Monica Smirl and husband Bill, Michele Hedding, Jim Fenton, Marcie Hedding, Walter W. Hedding IV and wife Chevi, and Melinda Hedding. Cherished great-grandfather of seven; Walter also leaves behind his dearest friend, Margaret Clemens. Walter graduated from McClatchy High School in 1939. He was a constructional iron worker for four years, and a Navy officer serving during WWII in the Pacific and European theaters. Walter was a business owner for 29 years, running H&H Drape Rite. He was a proud member of Carmichael Elks Club, and member and past Commodore of the Sacramento Yacht Club. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service Thursday, Nov. 1, 7:30pm at the Sacramento Yacht Club, 3365 South River Rd, West Sacramento.
IRWIN, STEVE A memorial service and mass for Steve Irwin will be held on Friday Nov. 2, 2001 at 10:00 AM, St. Francis of Assisi Church, 2529 K street. Steve, a long time resident of Sacramento and Elk Grove, had recently moved to Davis Creek, CA. His parents are the late John M. Sr. and Aurora Irwin of Sacramento. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, John M. Jr. and Sherry Irwin; niece Kimberley Green; nephew Jason Irwin; and great nieces, Ashley and Morgan Green. Steve will be missed by a great many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
JACKSON, VERDA KATHERINE (BROWN) Born August 18, 1916 in Lookout, California. Passed away October 22, 2001 in her Fair Oaks home after suffering a stroke. Wife of Robert Lynn Jackson for 54 years. Beloved Mother of Greg Jackson (Moni), and Geri Christman (Dave). Grandmother of Mike (Cindy), Sean (Heather) Christman, Heather Jackson and Allison Jackson. Adoring Great Grandmother of Jonathan, Ryan, Jacob, Joe Riley, Samuel and Megan. Verda graduated from San Jose State College and went on to teach at Dos Palos until 1943. In 1944 she joined the Red Cross which took her to India to serve. After returning she ran the USO in San Jose, California and married in 1947. She taught at Long Beach State, settled in Sacramento and began teaching at Sacramento State University as a Professor of Business Administration. She retired after 40 years of teaching. She will be sorrowfully missed by many and remembered for her friendly, loving, wise spirit. Verda was definitely a "Lady" with Class. Family and friends are welcome to join us in the celebration of Verdas' life on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001 from 12:00 to 4.00 at the Fair Oaks Grange Hall, located on 7657 Woodland Ln., Fair Oaks. Don't think of her as gone away-her journey's just begun, life holds so many facets- this earth is only one. Just think of her as resting from sorrows and the tears in a place where there are no days and years. Think how she must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of her as living in the hearts of those she touched.... for nothing loved is ever lost- and she was loved so much. E. Brenneman We ask that all memorials and remembrances be made to help others by giving to the Red Cross.
KABAKOV, IRVIN (IRV) Born September 28, 1917, died October 27, 2001. Survived by wife of 61 years, Rose; daughter, Carole Mayer (Palm Beach, Florida); son, David Kabakov (Palo Alto); son-in-law, Howard; two grandchildren, Jeffrey and Laurel; and daughter-in-law, Mary. In 1970, after 32 years of Federal Service, retired from McClellan Air Force Base as Deputy Chief of Production Control and later Deputy Chief of Quality Control Division. Served in the Army Air Force at Hamilton Air Force Base for 3 years. Graduated from Sacramento City College and attended California State University. He was active for 10 years in the Civic Organizations of Sacramento Society for the Blind and Director of Information Services for Sacramento Area Easter Seals Society. Was appointed to Sacramento County Commission on Aging where he served as Chairman. He was a member of the Mosaic Law Synagogue since 1941. Those wishing to can make donations to Mosaic Law or Ethel MacLeod Hart Senior Center Triple R Alzheimer Program. The Funeral will be held at the Home of Peace, 6200 Stockton Blvd. at 11:00AM on Wednesday October 31, 2001. Arrangements by LIND BROTHERS MORTUARY CARMICHAEL OAKS CHAPEL, CARMICHAEL, CA (916) 482-8080
KAHN, JOAN JOSEPH Joan passed away peacefully in Sacramento, California on October 27, 2001, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Columbus, Ohio on April 17, 1921 she and her husband lived in Sacramento since 1969. Surviving her is her loving husband of 57 years, Frederic (Fritz) Kahn; her adoring daughters, Claudia Kahn of Los Angeles, California, Laurie Kahn of Greenbrae, California; and her beloved grandson, Andrew Singerman, currently residing at the University of California, Berkeley. Her ongoing passion was devotion and support to her family. Her love of life embraced many interests. When she wasn't providing support to her children and her husband, she was an avid reader and follower of the arts. From girlhood on, she was a superb athlete and competitor, taking great delight in tennis and golf, where for many years she was women's champion of her golf club in Columbus. She enjoyed that pursuit as a member with her husband at North Ridge Country Club until her later years. An avid bridge player, she also enjoyed the various Nevada activities. With her husband she enjoyed travel within California, throughout the U.S., and in many other parts of the world. It was her delight to provide support to her husband in his various pursuits, her daughters, to her community and to her congregation, B'Nai Israel. Funeral services were held Monday, October 29, 2001 at Home of Peace Cemetery. Memorial donations suggested to B'Nai Israel's Capital Building Fund or charity of choice. Arrangements by LIND BROTHERS MORTUARY CARMICHAEL OAKS CHAPEL, CARMICHAEL, CA (916) 482-8080
LAMBERT, GEORGE Born January 8, 1916. Passed away peacefully October 28, 2001. A native of Turton, SD and a Navy Veteran of WWII. He is survived by his loving wife Jeanne of 56 years; son Robert of Sacramento; grandsons Joshua of Berkeley and Joel of Sacramento; and brother Vern of Bakersfield, numerous friends, nieces and nephews. At his request, no services are scheduled. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
LEWETT, Captain John Denis U.S. Merchant Marine - Retired Passed away in his Rocklin, CA home the evening of October 27, 2001, of heart failure. Born in New York City on March 7, 1932 to Delia and Roman "Paul" Lewett, immigrants from Ireland and Estonia respectively. Survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Donna Lewett, of Rocklin, and his three children and four grandchildren: eldest son, Kris, married to Maryline Lewett, residing in Greenbrae, CA with their children Roman and Anais; daughter, Julie, married to Jon Von Kahle, residing in Auburn, CA with their children, Bridgett and Kent; youngest son, Matthew, a resident of San Mateo, CA. John was a man of deep religious faith and unwavering dedication to his family and country. He served with distinction in the U.S. Army from 1950-53 in France and Germany, and graduated from New York State Maritime Academy at Fort Schuyler, New York in 1956. As a ship's officer, he traveled the world and took an intense interest in the peoples, cultures, languages and histories of the countries he visited. He moved to San Francisco in 1959 and in 1960 married Donna Ferro, native of San Francisco. He worked ashore as Terminal Superintendent for States Steamship Company on the San Francisco waterfront until 1966, when he obtained his Ship's Master license. In the following years, he again served his country as captain of merchant ships shuttling supplies to Vietnam and Southeast Asia. After a career as skipper of American flag vessels, primarily in Pacific waters, he retired from the sea in 1988. Despite the distances between the family, he remained close to his brother, George Lewett of Falls Church, VA and sisters Patricia Riker of Mahwah, NJ and Irene Timpy of St. Pete's Beach, FL -- with each he shared a deep love of Irish song and culture. His numerous nieces and nephews will remember their "Uncle Lindy" for his humor and tall sea stories. He delighted in regular phone calls with his dear cousins in Mountshannon, County Clare, Ireland and often recalled of his last visit there in 1996. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. A member of the American Council of Master Mariners, Masters Mates & Pilots (MMP) Union, Fort Schuyler Alumni Association, Disabled American Veterans Association and St. Peter & Paul's Men's Club of Rocklin. The family requests that in lieu of flowers masses in his memory would be appreciated, or donations made to one's preferred charity. A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Peter & Paul's Catholic Church, Saturday, November 3, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., 4450 Granite Drive, Rocklin.